Woman dies while swimming at South Coast beach

A woman has died while swimming at a beach on the South Coast this afternoon.

Emergency services responded to reports that woman had been retrieved from the water unconscious at Short Point Beach, Merimbula, about 4pm (Sunday 26 January 2020).

Lifeguards attempted to resuscitate the woman before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived and commenced treatment. Despite efforts, she died at the scene.

Officers attached to the South Coast Police District attended and have commenced inquiries.

The woman has been identified as a 54-year-old French National.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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